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Discovering the Leader in You: A Guide to Realizing Your Personal Leadership Potential by Sara N. King, Robert J. Lee

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chapter FIVE

Get to Know Yourself as a Leader

Your leadership abilities flow from who you are as a person: your values, talents, styles, and self-image. The more aware you are of yourself in these respects, the more agile your behavior and the more effective your decisions will be.

This chapter is about authentic leadership; that is, leadership based not only on your vision and values but also on your own style and strengths. Just as it's possible for leaders to drift into a leadership role that doesn't fit their vision, they sometimes get into positions that don't allow them to work from their strengths. In some cases, leaders try to lead in ...

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